Seismic activity

Very strong and deep earthquake M6.7 hit Guam

A very strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.7 on the Richter scale (downgraded from M7.1) was registered just off the coast of Guam on September 17, 2014, at 06:14 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 136.7 km (84.9 miles).Epicenter was located 45 km (28 miles) NW of Piti

September 17, 2014

Strong M5.6 earthquake registered 44 km NNE of Tokyo, Japan

A strong earthquake registered as M5.6 on the Richter scale shook eastern Japan on September 16 at 03:28 UTC (12:28 local time). JMA reported depth of 50 km. USGS reports the same magnitude and depth of 53.9 km (33.5 miles). Widespread minor damage has been reported.Acc

September 16, 2014

Strong earthquake M6.2 registered off the coast of Modayag, Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Modayag, Indonesia on September 10, 2014, at 02:46 UTC. USGS reports depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). Australia Geoscience is reporting preliminary magnitude of M6.6 at shallow depth of

September 10, 2014

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hit Easter Island region

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.1 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Easter Island, Chile, on September 6, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 50

September 06, 2014

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hit Tonga

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale hit Tonga region on September 4, 2014, at 05:33 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 11.8 km (7.4 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.1 at depth of 9 km. EMSC is reporting M6.0 at depth of 2 km.&nbs

September 04, 2014

Inside the "South Napa" M6.0 earthquake

On August 24, 2014, the northern San Francisco Bay Area was struck by the largest earthquake to impact the Bay Area since the 1989 M6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake. "South Napa" M6.0 earthquake occurred west of mapped traces of the West Napa Fault, the most

August 27, 2014

Very strong and dangerous M6.9 earthquake hit central Peru

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.9 (USGS) on the Richter scale struck central Peru on August 24, 2014, at 23:21 UTC (18:21 local time). USGS is reporting depth of 101 km (62.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 and depth of 60 km.Epicenter was located 42 km (

August 24, 2014

Strong, shallow and extremely dangerous earthquake M6.0 hit San Francisco Bay Area, California

A strong and shallow earthquake registered as M6.0 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco Bay Area, California - USA, on August 24, 2014, at 10:20 UTC (03:20 local time). USGS is reporting shallow depth of 10.8 km (6.7 miles)Epicenter was located 6 km (4

August 24, 2014

Very strong earthquake M6.4 hit Valparaiso, Chile

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.6 on the Richter scale struck Valparaiso, Chile, on August 23, 2014, at 22:32 UTC (18:32 local time). Both USGS and EMSC report the same magnitude in their preliminary reports. USGS reports depth of 32 km (19.9 miles), EMSC is repor

August 23, 2014

Bardarbunga volcano - intense earthquake swarm continues, Iceland

Since the onset of intense earthquake swarm at Bárðarbunga volcano, Iceland, on Saturday, August 16 at 03:00 UTC, and by late Monday, August 18, around 2 600 earthquakes have been detected with the earthquake monitoring network of the Icelandic Mete

August 20, 2014

Intense earthquake swarm started at Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

Icelandic Met Office (IMO) is reporting a sharp increase in seismic activity close to subglacial stratovolcano Bárðarbunga in NW Vatnajökull ice cap​. A seismic swarm has been ongoing since 03:00 UTC on August 16, 2014, and near continuous ea

August 18, 2014

Extremely dangerous M6.2 earthquake struck Iran-Iraq border region

Strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.2 (EMSC/USGS) on the Richter scale struck Iran-Iraq border region at 02:32 UTC (07:02 local time) on Monday, August 18, 2014. Both EMSC and USGS report shallow depth of 10 km.According to the Iranian Seismological Center (ISC),

August 18, 2014

Antarctic icequakes triggered by 2010 magnitude 8.8 Chile earthquake

Sections of Antarctica's frozen desert can experience hundreds of micro-quakes an hour due to ice deformation. These quakes are also called icequakes and they are a usual occurrence on Antarctica. However, after the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that hit C

August 12, 2014

M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake (JMA) was registered off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan, at 03:43 UTC on August 10, 2014. JMA is reporting depth of 50 km. USGS is reporting M6.0 at depth of 41 km (25.5 miles).Epicenter was located 81 km (50 miles) E of 

August 10, 2014

Strong earthquake M6.1 registered off the coast of Barat Daya islands, Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Barat Daya islands, Banda Sea - Indonesia, on August 6, 2014, at 11:45 UTC. GFZ and USGS are reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6

August 06, 2014

Strong, shallow and extremely dangerous earthquake M6.5 struck China

A strong, shallow and extremely dangerous earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.5 (CENC - China Earthquake Networks Center) struck Ludian county of Yunnan province, China, on August 3, 2014, at 08:30 UTC (16:30 local time). CENC is reporting depth of 10 km. USGS

August 03, 2014

Very strong and shallow earthquake M6.9 registered in Micronesia region

A very strong and shallow earthquake M6.9 struck Federated States of Micronesia region on August 3, 2014, at 00:22 UTC. USGS reports depth of 10.6 km (6.6 miles). EMSC is also reporting M6.9 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 340 km (211 miles) NNW of&nbs

August 03, 2014

Strong and dangerous M6.3 earthquake struck Veracruz, Mexico

A strong earthquake measuring M6.3 on the Richter scale was registered in Veracruz, Mexico, on July 29, 2014, at 10:46 UTC. USGS reported depth of 95.1 km (59.1 miles), EMSC is reporting M6.4 at depth of 100 km (preliminary data).Epicenter was l

July 29, 2014

Very strong and deep earthquake M6.9 struck off the coast of Fiji

A very strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.9 on the Richter scale (USGS) struck off the coast of Fiji on July 21, 2014, at 14:54 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 616.1 km (382.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 earthquake at depth of 610 km.Epicenter was located 1

July 21, 2014

Very strong M6.6 earthquake hit Kuril Islands, Russia

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.6 on the Richter scale struck Kuril Islands, Russia, on July 20, 2014, at 18:32 UTC. USGS reports depth of 60.8 km (37.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 94 km (58 miles) SE of Kuril&#

July 20, 2014

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hit off the coast of Yemen

A strong and shallow earthquake registered as M6.0 struck off the coast of Yemen (Owen Fracture Zone region, Arabian Sea) on July 19, 2014, at 14:14 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is also reporting M6.0 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was locat

July 19, 2014

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake registered off the coast of Hihifo, Tonga

Deep earthquake measuring M6.0 (USGS) on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Hihifo, Tonga, on July 19, 2014, at 12:27 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 219.8 km (136.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 earthquake at depth of 220 km.Epicenter was located&n

July 19, 2014

M 6.0 struck southeastern Alaska

Strong M 6.0 earthquake was registered (USGS/EMSC/NTWC) at 11:49 UTC on July 17, 2014 in border region of Alaska and Southern Yukon Territory, Canada. The epicenter was located 95 km (59 miles) NNW of Yakutat, Alaska and 300 km (186 miles) W of Whitehorse

July 17, 2014

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hit off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.4 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines, on July 14, 2014, at 07:59 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 22.5 km (14 miles).Epicenter was located 83 km (52 miles) SSE of Pondaguitan and&nb

July 14, 2014

Strong M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Tarapaca, Chile

A strong earthquake measuring M6.1 (USGS) on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Tarapaca, Chile, on July 13, 2014, at 20:54 UTC. USGS reported depth of 35.7 km (22.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.5 at depth of 40 km.Epicenter was located 22 km (1

July 13, 2014

Strong M6.8 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Strong and shallow M6.8 (JMA/EMSC/PTWC) earthquake occurred off the east coast of Honshu, about 129 km ESE of Namie, Japan, at 19:22 UTC on July 11, 2014.  USGS recorded M6.5.The epicenter was located at coordinates 37.064°N 142.365°E, too

July 11, 2014

Strong M6.3 earthquake registered near Port-Vila, Vanuatu

A strong earthquake measuring M6.3 on the Richter scale hit Vanuatu on July 8, 2014, at 12:56 UTC. USGS reports depth of 114 km (70.8 miles). Geosciece Australia is reporting M6.0 (Mwp) at depth od 100 km.Epicenter was located 13 km (8 miles) NNE of&

July 08, 2014

Very strong and deadly earthquake M6.9 hit border region of Mexico and Guatemala

A very strong and deadly earthquake measuring M6.9 (downgraded from M7.1 (USGS)) on the Richter scale hit border region of Mexico and Guatemala on July 7, 2014, at 11:23 UTC (06:23 local time). USGS is reporting depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 a

July 07, 2014

Strong M6.0 earthquake registered off the west coast of Northern Sumatra

A strong earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale was registered off the west coast of Northern Sumatra on July 5, 2014, at 09:39 UTC. USGS reported depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.0 at depth of 33 km.Epicenter

July 05, 2014

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hit Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.6 on the Richter scale hit New Britain region, Papua New Guinea, on July 4, 2014, at 15:00 UTC. USGS reported depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.6 at depth of 20 km.Epicenter was located&nbs

July 04, 2014

Strong M6.2 earthquake hit Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong earthquake measuring M6.2 (Geonet) on the Richter scale hit Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand, on July 3, 2014, at 19:50 UTC. New Zealand's Geonet is reporting depth of 33 km. USGS reported M6.3 at depth of 20 km (12.4 miles).Epicenter was loca

July 03, 2014

M6.1 deep earthquake hit Bonin Islands region, Japan

A strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.1 (JMA) hit Bonin Islands region, Japan, on June 30, 2014 at 19:55 UTC. JMA is reporting depth of 561 km. USGS reported M6.2 at depth of 512.4 km (318.4 miles).Epicenter was located 359 km (223 miles) WN

June 30, 2014

Strong and shallow earthquake M6.4 struck Samoa Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.4 (USGS) struck Samoa Islands region on June 29, 2014, at 15:52 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 9.7 km (6.0 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at depth of 27 km. Australian Geoscience reported M6.5 at depth of 35 km.Epicente

June 29, 2014

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake struck South Sandwich Islands region

A very strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.9 (downgraded from M7.1) on the Richter scale struck South Sandwich Islands region, South Atlantic Ocean, on June 29, 2014, at 07:52 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 16.5 km (10.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2

June 29, 2014

Strong M6.2 earthquake hit Volcano Islands region, Japan

A strong earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale hit Volcano Islands region, Japan, on June 29, 2014 at 05:56 UTC. USGS measured depth of 43.2 km (26.8 miles). JMA is also reporting M6.2 earthquake, but at depth of 160 km. EMSC reports M6.3 at

June 29, 2014